Got home the Verna Fluidic 1.4 CRDi (Crystal White) today. I guess its the first 1.4 CRDi on this forum. I booked it without taking test-drive as I didnt had any other option in 8-8.5 lacs. That was my budget. Vento diesel's base model was TOO basic and boring looks from inside to outside, as compared to stunning Verna.
Things I liked about it:
-Stunning eye-catching design
-Nice interiors and excellent dashboard texture feel
-Slick gearshift, soft clutch
-Soft suspension, good for city. I currently own Laura Elegance TDI, same broken road never felt so smooth in it too. Though comparing both the cars is stupid.
-Best wheel cup design I ever seen on an Indian car. Looks quite stylish, no need for alloy wheels.
-Stylish interiors, nice airy ambient rear seat.
-Large boot really impressed me. Wasnt expecting that much space.
-Overall build quality is pretty good too (Interior, Exterior)
-Base model, doesn't look base. You get most of the things, excluding all the safety features.
Things I didnt liked:
-Steering feels dead. It turn car half a second later on highways.
-Engine sound not good when you rev up.
-Engine is quite timid in 1k-1.5k rpm, but is powerful after its crosses 2k rpm.
Overall its a very good car and I rate it 9/10 and 10/10 for VFM
. I gifted this car to my dad :) They mostly drive in city and average speed is 40-50. So I ruled out beast 1.6 CRDi (It had 6-7 months waiting). Got this one in 2 months. 1.4 CRDi engine is globally fitted and quite successful in many cars. And I had strict budget of 8-8.5lacs. No other diesel car can satisfy you more than Verna in this range.